The Flower Garden in Kennington Park has been restored with the support of £500,000 funding, primarily from the Heritage Lottery Fund and Lambeth Council. It was formally reopened on 18 July, when a new sundial was unveiled by the MPs for Vauxhall and Bermondsey & Old Southwark, Kate Hoey and Neil Coyle. The new sundial was made from Welsh slate by Sam Flintham, a student of historic stone carving at Kennington’s City and Guilds of London Art School. The programme of events which will now be taking place in the Flower Garden is reproduced below – starting with Bat Walks on 22 August and 17 September (bat detecting at twilight!) and a guided walk through the garden on 5 September and 3 October.
The second consultation about the Kennington Park Flower Garden will be in the evening of Friday 21 June from 6.30-8.00 in the marquee behind the Park Café. If you have ideas about what to plant in the restored garden, the Project organisers would love to hear them. And you’ll be able to view designs for new gates to the Green Link. Light refreshments will be served!